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“Sculptures in a peaceful former church”

Museo Marino Marini
Ranked #115 of 610 things to do in Florence
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Owner description: The first contemporary art museum in Florence houses more than 170 works of Marino Marini, one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century.
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

My friend and I got up early to see the famous David. We purchased the Firenze card primarily for that and I am glad we did because now we can randomly find gems like Museo Marino Marini. I have learned I prefer sculpture to dark religious paintings so this open, well lit, former church was a welcome place to find ourselves. I like the artist's work and there were bonus exhibitions inside that made me smile - shoes in jars,neon signs, air raid sirens, football memories and cool grey stone.

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

Another great museum in Firenze. The Museo Marino Marini is a delightful find. Excellent sculptures abound. Lovely

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Reviewed 11 March 2016

Secret! This Museo is housed in the de-consecrated Church of San Pancrazio & is a private museum principally dedicated to preserving & showing the work of the internationally recognized artist Marino Marni. The overworked architectural alterations are matched only by Marni's own gigantic, brutal bronzes--- if you read my review of the outstanding Ruceilai Chapel that is able to be accessed ONLY via the Museo itself , you understand for €6 it's Bougainville if the year! Personally unless you know of ( & maybe particularly admire) Marini ... I would forget the artist's work on show in favor of just going to the Chapel-- but you be the judge of that. Marni is a very important artist, historically. That cannot be denied.

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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

If you get overdosed on Madonna-and-Child paintings in Florence, this is the perfect antidote: a wonderfully organised museum, entirely devoted to the works of Marino Marini, in a former church in the centre of the city. Absolutely delightful, and since it is "not what people go to Florence for", you will probably have the place pretty much to yourself, as we did. Fantastic!

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Reviewed 7 April 2015

Leon Battista Alberti was responsible for the upper façade of Santa Maria Novella including the lettered frieze (1470). Another, equally beautiful work is the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in the Rucellai Chapel. This can be found in the now reinvented San Pancrazio church which has become the Museo Marino Marini.
There's also a marble floor roundel (not by Alberti) in front of the sanctuary featuring beautiful nested lettering.
The chapel is a serene space, and because not so visited, is a real oasis after the queues and bustle of the major sacred spaces in the city.
Marini's work in the main church is interesting too, the church conversion itself is very interesting, but for me it was all about the Holy Sepulchre.

Thank Phil B
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